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Manternity

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Maternity photo shoots are very popular.  Many couples wish to capture the experience of pregnancy in this way and it can be quite lovely…it also can be quite awful.  A quick search of maternity photos will reveal that to be the truth.  I’m guessing that is the reason for today’s story.

An expectant dad from the UK really wanted his wife to pose for some of these photos, but she said “No”.  What to do?  What to do?

Dad is only known to us as DruishPrincess69.  Here is his solution to the problem of having mom refuse to participate.   Dad decided to go ahead with the photo shoot anyway and here are the results.  Maybe next time she’ll just say yes.

Here’s Dad before the shoot:

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These are some of the best photos taken during the shoot:

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How romantic

 

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Loveliness in the sunlight

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Peek-a-boo

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…and to let his child know how much he loves them he Photoshopped himself into this touching shot.

I’m not sure how his wife feels about all this attention, hopefully she’s enjoying it.  I do know that this child is going to have an awesome dad who is sure to bring happiness and laughter to life.

Sweet.

 

 

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Why is it so hard to love the foods we’re supposed to love?  Why don’t vegetables taste better than chocolate?  The unanswerable questions.

I’m constantly trying to include foods in my diet that are beneficial while removing the ones that are not so great.  Easier said than done. I was watching a news show the other day and they were reporting about a “miracle berry” that changes the sense of taste.  “Oh great,” I scoffed, “Another miracle food”.  Well, this one seems to be the real deal…at a cost, that is.

Synsepalum dulcificum (sometimes known as the Miracle Berry)  is a plant native to West Africa. The berry has a mildly sweet flavor; however, the fruit is treasured not for its own taste, but for the fruit’s unique effect on the taste buds.

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Miracle Fruit contains a glycoprotein called “miraculin”, which binds to the tongue’s taste buds when the fruit is consumed.  Miraculin acts as a sweetness inducer when it comes in contact with acids, causing bitter and sour foods to taste sweet, temporarily. This effect usually lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

Tasting parties are popping up all over the place.  The usual way it goes down is that you pay $5 for one berry and then you taste away.  (If that doesn’t sound so great, for $50, you can purchase 20, count ’em, 20 berries all for your own!) Put one berry in your mouth and gently scrape the fleshy part off the seed. Swirl this around your mouth for 2 minutes before swallowing.  Let the tasting begin!

There are videos all over YouTube from these parties.  Hot sauce tastes like raspberries, lemons are sweet to the tongue as are radishes.  Even beer tastes sweet.

So…here’s my idea.  Buy some berries and eat all the foods you don’t enjoy but that you know are “good for you”.  Perhaps it will satisfy the sweet tooth, perhaps not.

I’m not sure if I’ll be trying it or not, but if you see me licking a bakery window, remember to be kind.

God & The Polka

 

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“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”
Psalm 98:4

“In heaven there ain’t no beer, that’s why we drink it here.”
Frankie Yankovic

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On our way into the city a few nights ago we passed a small church.  On the church sign were these words:

                                          “This Sunday – 9 a.m. – Polka Service”.

How could we NOT go?

All sorts of guesses were thrown around from what people would be wearing to whether we would be hearing a lot of “Yahs” and “Dontcha knows” woven into the sermon.  What we found was a room full of joyful music and a lot of toe tapping – no dancing.  Not even an “oom pah pah” to be found.  It was fun.

As we walked into the service we were greeted with a man and his accordion.  It looked like any other church service and the people, although a few smiles were interspersed, looked pretty serious about the whole thing.  They were Lutherans, after all.

The music was awesome.  There is no way you could keep a smile off your face as you sang the words to such hymns as ‘Agnus Dei’ with an accordion backing you up.

I’ve been to many, many worship services over the years.  I’ve never heard any music that I didn’t believe God would enjoy and accept in the spirit in which it was offered.  Today was no exception.  There must have been some toe tapping going on in heaven this morning.

It’s probably frowned upon but I had to share with you a little bit of the service.  I discreetly recorded a bit of ‘Let The Sun Shine In’ for your listening pleasure.

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